Arri-Zeiss Master Prime Lenses
$1,500.00/day (6 lens set)
* 114mm front diameter*
Master Prime Lens Rental
The Master Primes, a complete set of 14 lenses borne of a close collaboration between ARRI and Zeiss, are a revolutionary and unique new generation of high speed prime lenses with unprecedented resolution, incredible contrast and virtually no breathing.
Creating a fast lens with excellent optical performance, a previously unattainable goal, has been made possible through new design and manufacturing techniques as well as exotic glass materials. A crucial factor is the use of aspherical glass surfaces which require ultra-high precision in design and manufacturing. A complex holographic measuring process had to be developed specifically for these lenses.
All these advances, combined with the improved T* XP anti-reflex coating, strategically painted lens rims and special light traps, result in lenses with unsurpassed resolution, high contrast and low veiling glare. Even in the darkest corner at night the Master Primes can capture details other lenses simply cannot see.
"These are spectacular lenses, especially considering how fast they are. You guys have done the impossible; you have made them faster and at the same time improved the optical quality! People are going to be shocked because of how good and fast these lenses are. In my tests they looked optically better at T1.3 than other primes at T2!" - (Cinematographer Bill Bennett, ASC)
"I've got to say that the Master Prime Lenses blow me away; they're just so fantastic. Even at T1.3 they look sharp; I remember in the old days when we shot with the original Zeiss Super Speeds, they were T1.3 lenses as well, but you generally had to shoot them at T2 or T2.8, and they looked better at T4. But these Master Prime Lenses look as good to me at T1.3 as they do at T2.8. There's something about the quality of the out of focus backgrounds that I just love. The bokeh is so -buttery and beautiful; it's almost addictive. You'll be shooting on a 25mm and find yourself putting ND filters in front of it -because you want those out of focus backgrounds. I just fell in love with the look." (DP Jon Joffin, CRUSOE)